Speaking at his office yesterday on Monday 14 January 2012, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID) under the Ministry of the Interior, Superintendent Ensa Jawara,
disclosed that for the year 2012 the government has generated revenue amounting to 82 million dalasi from passports, national identity cards, alien ID cards, residential permits, visas, naturalisation and registration fees.
Superintendent Jawara described 2012 as a very successful year for them, adding that this was possible due to the unity and the concerted efforts made by the entire personnel in the department in the execution of their respective duties, including both the leadership and the other ranks.
He also acknowledged the support and cooperation of the general public to enable them execute their functions effectively.
He also thanked the government including their line ministry for the support they have always been giving the Immigration Department in its work.
He expressed hope that 2013 will also be a good year for the department in terms of efficient services to the public as well as revenue generation.